Cavusoglu: EU has no right to blackmail us over death penalty issue

Cavusoglu: EU has no right to blackmail us over death penalty issue

The European Union has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

"Europe is not the owner of Turkey and we will not accept threats and being looked down on. If the EU has any questions, we are ready to discuss them," Sputnik cited Cavusoglu as saying.

"We’re protecting European values. EU officials often say what they think, but when it turns into a threat, it becomes counter-productive," he added.

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